Previous Winners of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship


Ellison, Trevor A.

Trevor Ellison graduated cum laude with university honors in Biology from BYU in 2001. He has since earned an M.D. from John Hopkins. He is jointly pursuing his surgical residency and a Ph.D. in economic evaluation and policy both at Hopkins. Trevor is interrupting both those programs to pursue an MBA at Cambridge.


Westover, Tara

Tara Westover grew up in the tiny town of Clifton, Idaho where her family has resided for five generations. She has developed a passion for philosophy and history. She is an Honors Student and participated in the Summer Honors Program at Cambridge last year. From that experience, Tara knew that she wanted to attend Cambridge for her master's degree this fall. Now that she has earned a Gates Scholarship, Tara will begin her MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge.


O'Connor, Timothy

Timothy, a 2007 BYU graduate in Bioinformatics, is from University Place, WA. He is addicted to discovery and research and is excited to apply the knowledge he has gained from majoring in Bioinformatics. Already Timothy has produced three posters and four prospective publications. He received an Exceptional Summer Student Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at NIH for a web application displaying microarray information.


Keller, Ryan S.

Ryan is from Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended one year of college at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. before serving in the Guatemala City North Mission. After his mission, Ryan came to BYU and majored in Philosophy. Ryan speaks a number of different languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, and K'ekchi, and he has lived in three different foreign language houses. Furthermore, Ryan has served in many service and community groups including a state-wide student organization, which he founded, called Students Against Violence.